Dead Oaks

A town where nightmares go to live forever... Dead Oaks is a horror anthology podcast with new episodes every other Sunday. Alternating between scripted and short story episodes, Dead Oaks features short horror fiction by writers from across the globe.

Dead Oaks stories must be:
original, unpublished works of short fiction between 1,500 and 3,000 words
submitted in double space, 12 point, sans serif font via Microsoft Word document (or other compatible document)
related, in some way of your choosing, to the fictional town of Dead Oaks (more information below)
sent via email to
No cover letter required

What is Dead Oaks?

In short, Dead Oaks is a small, relatable town of ambiguous location where really, really bad things tend to happen. Whether it be serial killers, demons, ghosts, witches, werewolves, ritual sacrifice, or some other evil deep within the reaches of your imagination, it can and does happen in Dead Oaks. It's up to you to tell the stories unfolding on a daily basis in this mecca of evil.

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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1500 to 3000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

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